I have so many things I want to do…
I know, everyone does, right?
But I have some things in the works for this blog. I would love input…
♥ DIY Tutorial for Iggy’s Sweater
♥ My Review of the totally cute Hi-Tec-C Hello Kitty pen from JetPens
♥ Links to some great blogs I have enjoyed… how could I live without these for so long?
♥ DIY Tutorial for Kitty toys
♥ DIY Tutorial for Small Animal toys (mice, hamsters, etc)
I really want to be a more active blogger and share what creative things are apart of my life. WIP (works in progress) will probably become a regular topic since I can’t keep my crochet hooks still. I have a crazy desire to learn how to do more than just knit (like perling and really knitting something).
My current list of WIPs:
- ♥ Ripple afghan
♥ Amigurumi monkey
♥ New dog sweater for Cairn Terrier CRUSA rescue “Paris”
♥ Altered book pages (painting, drawing, collage, etc)
♥ additional DIYPLANNER style planner templates
I want to extend a thank you to everyone who has stopped by this blog. It means a lot to me that there are people interested in what I am doing :o) Take care, be well.
Feel free to download it and use it but remember it is mine and should be respected as such.
I am attempting to restart my creative side… this is the first page I have created in some time.
I utilized GIMP and CutePDF – both free options available online. My finances will not support loading my new laptop with expensive programs. I can still DIY with the best of them! :)
Keep you eyes open for additional forms and dabblings in digital creativity.
I am still crocheting and reading regularly – I think that has really kept my brain working on future projects.
My current set up for keeping myself organized and sane consists of
- Calendar on the fridge: I keep track of due dates for library books, bills, pet meds, appointments, city recycle schedule, etc
- Compact circa “Everything Book”: I strayed away from circa for awhile but I came running back. I glued in mini calendars for 2009 and have restarted my attempt to track everything in portable form. I track: bills, expenses, appointments, time totals for work, books to read, someday-maybes, projects, important phone numbers, etc
It isn’t complex and best of all… it is working – When I stick with it.
My at home organizing quest is in progress, albeit moving slowly because of balancing work and an outside life. (lets say work often takes all my stamina). Currently I am circa punching all my important papers and adding them to one set of covers. I have jumbo discs at hand if needed but right now am only on large ones. I want to invest in good quality covers and dividers at some point but right now it is just an attempt to tame the plethora of paper piles I have inadvertently accumulated over the past months.
Oh and I should mention – I have left my crochet comfort zone! I am attempting a full size blanket :D Stay tuned for pictures… its not very blanket-like yet but it is growing.
I love having the portability of the hPDA by itself. Its small and easy to bring along with me at all times. However, when its time to process the inbox or I have the ability to bring along my larger planner – it felt awkward having the two separate entities. Often the little hPDA would slip off my stack and fall into that dark dirty area between the car seat and the door. (You know that horrible place that claims your most prized possessions.) This idea stemmed from my success with the DIY 2-in-1 Combo Rolla/Circa Notebook and the need to keep these two necessities together.
There are two options. You can either opt to create a cover for your main planner that extends roughly a half an inch above the normal edge of your planner. I chose the other option since I am still playing around with which setup I like most. I created a card stock insert that extends above the top of the planner just under a half an inch. It is smurfed on the side (where it snaps into the main planner) and the top (where the hPDA “docks”).
This picture shows two sets of smurfs (the rolla/circa punch shapes). This allows me to use the same insert for both my junior size planner and my quarter sheet size notebook. If you utilize one main planner – you will probably only need one set of smurfs.
Placing the insert further back in the planner will allow you to utilize both notebooks simultaneously – which is great for GTD reviews and clearing your Inbox/Brain Dump.
It may be necessary to reinforce your insert. I use clear packing tape because I am DIYSara but you could splurge on actual lamination. The more durable the insert, the longer your DIY hPDA Dock of Greatness will be helping you GTD!
Here is a picture of my current setup. I recently bought myself a birthday present – a Levenger Compact Zip Folio. It currently holds my circa/rolla quarter page notebook with docked circa/rolla hPDA. I’m excited to see how this new setup works out in my quest for organizational zen.